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Rafiqun Nabi

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Nationality  Bangladeshi
Name  Rafiqun Nabi
Other names  Ranabi/রনবী
Role  Artist
Ethnicity  Bengali
Books  Raja o rakhalera galpa
Alma mater  University of Dhaka

Rafiqun Nabi Art Rafiqun Nabi39s Bangladesh
Born  1943 (age 71–72)Chapai Nawabganj, British Raj (now in Bangladesh)
Occupation  faculty in Dhaka University, cartoonist
Education  Pogose School, University of Dhaka

Rafiqun nabi

Rafiqun Nabi (Bengali: রফিকুন নবী; also Ranabi, born 1943) is a Bangladeshi artist and cartoonist. Nabi's most famous creation is Tokai, a character symbolizing the poor street boys of Dhaka who lives on picking things from dustbins or begging and having a knack of telling simple yet painful truths about current political and socio-economic situation of the country. He has written few stories in Prothom Alo newspaper of Bangladesh.


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Nabi was born in Nawabganj District in northwest Bangladesh in 1943. He graduated from Pogose School, Dhaka. He enrolled in the College of Arts and Crafts (later renamed Faculty of Fine Arts, University of Dhaka). There, he studied under the supervision of artists like Zainul Abedin and Quamrul Hassan. Nabi received a scholarship from the Asia Foundation between 1962-64. After his graduation, he joined the institute as a faculty. He went to Athens and studied art between 1973-1976 under a scholarship from the Government of Greece.


Rafiqun Nabi Collections of Rafiqun Nabi Art Club Bangladesh
  • Ekushey Padak (1993)

  • Rafiqun Nabi Archives The Star Online
    Rafiqun Nabi Collections of Rafiqun Nabi Art Club Bangladesh


    Rafiqun Nabi Wikipedia